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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of raised relief consists of the head, chest, and upper arms of a male figure. The forearm, hand, and oar handle of another male figure overlaps the first figure's chest. There are traces of black paint on the hair and red paint on the bodies and oar handle. The back of the head...

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From Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131. November, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 6 x 7.2 x 0.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief